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Online talk by @rra and myself tomorrow 30.06, 6PMUK (7PMCEST), hosted by The Photographers Gallery, Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, and Fotomuseum Winterthur.

We'll talk about, and


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Call for application WdKA PZI XPUB Master 🔥 💻

This is what our first year students do:

This is what our second year students do:

This is an open day (06 Feb):

This is where to apply:

This is a website:

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The torrent for the final PDF and all the source/assets files of FLOSS+Art (2008), an edited collection of texts about Free/Libre Open Source Software () and and , is once again seeded!

Big thanks to @hellocatfood who motivated me to do so :)

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New essay: Seven theses on the Fediverse and the becoming of FLOSS

Recently, @rra and I have been working on an essay highlighting questions about the and how these are getting entangled with practices. From software production to structure and governance within alternative social media, online communities and politics.

The text follows a multi theses model, to map the different things we've been looking at and publish the current state of our research.

It is the closing chapter of a new publication from INC/Transmediale (

PDF of the text:

Feedback welcome. We're planning to publish an online version with more references!

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The final ROM of What Remains is out! 🎉🎊

What Remains is an 8-bit interactive fiction and adventure video game for the about environmental issues, the manipulation of public opinion, and whistleblowing.

L'après grève de la faim des personnes - une lettre à leur voisins.
"8 bonnes raisons
de soutenir
la régularisation
1. Régulariser, c’est lutter contre le travail au noir et la fraude sociale.
2. Régulariser les travailleurs et travailleuses répondrait au problème de pénurie de main-d’œuvre.
3. Cela rapporterait par ailleurs jusqu’à 65 millions d’euros nets par mois dans les caisses de la sécurité sociale.
4. Les expulsions et la détention
en centre fermé coûtent très cher à l’État.
5. Régulariser est la condition sine qua non au respect des droits fondamentaux de toutes les personnes vivant en Belgique.
6. Régulariser, c’est lutter contre l’exclusion sociale, le racisme et la montée de l’extrême droite.
7. La Belgique a déjà mené des campagnes de régularisation sans que cela n’engendre d’«appel d’air». Cette crainte est donc injustifiée.
8. Régulariser, c’est rendre leur dignité aux femmes, hommes et enfants qui ont déjà tout perdu."
Signer la pétition.

I set up my A500+ again, using ATI TV Wonder video capture card in a Pentium 4 desktop, connected to a VGA monitor.

I found the floppy disk with my utils (written in Blitz Basic 2) for sending/receiving files via MIDI SysEx. recompiled the receiver with a larger buffer size so I could send downloaded from aminet (buffer needs to be at least 2N+3 bytes for an N byte file). made a backup as the disk had some read/write errors.

I needed to write 2 small utils in C on the Linux side to do the what the attachched did on the Amiga side, but I made them work as stdio filters - the actual transfer is done with the amidi tool.

Then connecting MIDI: the Amiga external ProMIDI interface out/in to my Linux external UA-25 interface in/out (got them plugged correctly on first try).

Transferred to Amiga, ran it to decompress it, archived my source code to a new lha archive, transferred them to Linux.

Set up FS-UAE on my laptop, installed Workbench2.0_GB.adf onto a virtual hard drive, rebooted, installed Blitz Basic 2 from CD ISO (downloaded from, installed amigae33a.lha and ec33a.lha from aminet, so that I can do some develoment emulated, with a keyboard that works properly (A500+'s E key is broken, and 2 and S are a bit dodgy).

Session 8 progress

Paint lettering thingie 6/3 (took more layers than planned, still no idea if this is going to work) + added a second SID chip :nes_fire:

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PhD thesis, PhD life, facing your demons 

Took me 5 years to properly publish my PhD thesis and come to terms with what this document symbolizes to me: an interminable period of stress, loneliness and resentment. Anywho, the PDF is now on ResearchGate, with DOI and all:

Even though it is nicer to access it from :unwanted_ok:

Just came across this really cool art residency:

2022 Experimental Weaving Residency Call for Entries ($10k!)

Pretty proud of Other Worlds's new issue. Here, French designer Anaëlle Beignon tackles the notion of obsolescence, showing how it is not an "essential" feature of a device, but a relational quality involving societal and technical expectations.

session 6 progress

All the ICs in place, flashed the latest MIDIbox SID Synth V2 firmware and some standard presets. I only have one SID chip to test for now, but everything seems to work.

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It's this time of the year...


Date: Saturday, 17th of July
Time: 15:00h - 21:00h
Location(s): VARIA (Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam), Nieuw Charlois (Wolphaertsbocht 81, Rotterdam), RIB (Katendrechtse Lagedijk 490B, Rotterdam), Ateliers M42 (Gouwstraat 34 a/b, Rotterdam), The Pole (Pompstraat 40-B1, Rotterdam)

"You are too late": the house property situation in Rotterdam. Poster by Yuri Veerman.

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animatedWebCursors.js is here!
This is a simple javascript file that gives you control over the browser cursor, alowing for fully animated cursors using CSS's cursor functionality.
* classic animated windows XP cursors
* as many animations as you want!!
* a lite version

mastodon admin troubles 

Has anyone managed to revive a mastodon account that suffers from this issue? (I'm on the latest version.)

Last night I tried the suggested hack to users.rb, used tootctl to modify the account I'm trying to reactivate with the --enable and --approve flags (the only relevant options) and spent some time hunting for where the security code is stored in the postgres database but I'm still locked out.

It's not a huge deal, I can easily make new accounts, but it would be kinda nice to reclaim my old one too... (I'm planning to use it as a secondary place to post things related to the project...)

It's this time of the year...


Date: Saturday, 17th of July
Time: 15:00h - 21:00h
Location(s): VARIA (Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam), Nieuw Charlois (Wolphaertsbocht 81, Rotterdam), RIB (Katendrechtse Lagedijk 490B, Rotterdam), Ateliers M42 (Gouwstraat 34 a/b, Rotterdam), The Pole (Pompstraat 40-B1, Rotterdam)

vaccine shot 2/2 achievement unlocked

(In the waiting hall they were playing the bee gees stayin' alive...)

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